"OMG... every have one of those User Interface Epiphany moments when all becomes clear? When you realize the designer of the software (and I am one of those myself) and you have completely different concepts of how the world should work?
I just managed to successfully edit a TiVo recording to crop out unwanted parts; the behavior of the cropping button in the center of the control bar is that EACH time you click it, a new pair of cropping marks appears. When you position the cropping marks, the area BETWEEN the marks is REMOVED (not saved). So you can put multiple sets of crop marks on the timeline, and that defines where video is discarded.
When you click the FINE checkbox, you get frame-level resolution of moving the selected crop mark with the left and right arrow keys... although the crop marks do NOT highlight to let you know they are selected... you just click on the one you want to move, then use the arrow keys to position it accurately. You can click on the frames at the bottom of the window to jump to a specific frame, but make sure you have the intended crop mark selected first as that is the one that will be moved.
When you save or close the window and choose to save changes, the video in Toast is in fact updated, but that is not reflected in the display unless you choose a different video format and then reselect the one you want. Just sloppy programming, I guess.
This is clearly a product that screams for one of those "Toast 9: The Missing Manual" type books."
Hope this helps someone. "
Edited by sknis, 27 November 2008 - 05:20 AM.